Michigan farm safety grants still available


Michigan farm safety grants still available

There is still funding available for Michigan agricultural processors and farms implementing COVID-19 prevention practices.

Michigan Department of Agriculture director Gary McDowell wants to make sure farmers and processors are aware of the funds, saying the health and safety of Michigan’s food and ag workers will be even more important over the next few months as harvest picks up.

The Michigan Agricultural Safety Grant Program was allocated $15 million in federal CARES Act funding for businesses with 10 or more employees.  The Michigan Economic Development Corporation Small Farm Safety Grant Program set aside $1.25 million in grants to farms with fewer than 10 employees to fund COVID-19 mitigation costs.

GreenStone Farm Credit Services will be administrating the application process and awards will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis starting at the end of September.